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FSR Spring DE
Apr 30–May 1 CANCELED
RPM Volunteer Workshop May 7
RPM Jun 3–5
Registration is open for all
2016 Potomac Region DEs and all 2016 FSR HPDEs

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Porsches in Shenandoah Valley The Shenandoah Region of the Porsche Club of America (PCA) is dedicated to enjoying Porsche cars in central Virginia. While Porsches are the common element, our members provide the club with variety and enthusiasm. We organize scenic driving tours, run six autocrosses each year, and take part in high-performance driver's education (DE) events at the Virginia International Raceway and other tracks. Our premier event is the Richmond Porsche Meet (RPM), a June weekend including a concours, lunch, driving tour, tech session, banquet, and an autocross at the Southside Speedway. We also hold a Christmas party and several other social meetings annually.

Nonmembers are welcome to participate in a social meeting, a driving tour, or an autocross. Learn more about the Shenandoah Region PCA and our upcoming events, the PCA Zone 2 comprising 10 nearby regions, the national PCA, and how to JOIN PCA.

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UPCOMING EVENTS


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Richmond Porsche Meet (RPM) Volunteer Workshop and Lunch:

Shenandoah depends on enthusiastic volunteers to run our club and to host great events like RPM. Since Wyndham Virginia Crossings (WVC) is a new location for us this year and we are expecting a very large crowd, we will hold a volunteer workshop and lunch on site to help volunteers become familiar with the facilities and layout of the property and to talk about particular tasks with which we need help. (During the Concours on Saturday, June 4 we will especially need assistance with registration, parking, the RPM info booth, and Kinder Korner.) You can caravan from Zion X Roads to WVC or meet us there.

Date: Saturday, May 7

Place: Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center
1000 Virginia Center Parkway, Glen Allen, VA (map)

Times:

  • 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM: Meet at McDonald's
  • 9:15 AM – 9:30 AM: Caravan safety briefing
  • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Travel to WVC
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Meet in the lobby of the Jefferson (middle) building for tour of WVC
  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Lunch in The Tavern Restaurant in the Madison building (pay for your own)
  • 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Volunteer Workshop

Caravan Meeting point:

McDonald's
11445 James Madison Highway
(Route 15, just south of I-64 at Exit 136)
Zion Crossroads, VA 22942 (map)

RSVP's for a head count for lunch are not required but are appreciated. Please contact Sherry at vscapes@cstone.net or (434) 295-3955 or 249-2877 (cell) with your questions or to RSVP.


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Virginia Crossings
Wyndham Virginia Crossings
Shenandoah's 20th Annual Richmond Porsche Meet (RPM):

Join the Shenandoah Region PCA for the 20th anniversary celebration of our Richmond Porsche Meet on June 3 – 5 in the historic Richmond, Virginia area. Our home base this year for lodging and Saturday's activities will be the lovely and centrally located Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center in Glen Allen. Many thanks to Alex Smith who created Shenandoah's signature event and hosted it for 19 years!

Our special guest speaker at the awards banquet will be renowned author, photographer, filmmaker, and Porsche racecar driver Michael Keyser. To learn more about his publications and productions, including his movie The Speed Merchants, visit his web site at https://www.autosportsltd.com.

To register on-line via MotorsportReg.com, click here. Online registration will close on Monday, May 30 at 11:59 PM.

Book Your Hotel Room by Friday, May 13

Reserve your room now to receive the discounted rate and to be in the midst of the RPM action at the Wyndham Virginia Crossings. The Concours and People's Choice Car Show will be taking place right outside of your hotel room. Now that's convenient!

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Michael Keyser in 1974
  • Phone: (888) 444-6553 (toll free) or (804) 727-1400 (local)
  • Reservation Code: Richmond Porsche Meet
  • Rates: $124 per night, plus taxes
  • Room Options: One king or two queen beds
  • Pet-friendly Rooms: Available at additional charge
  • Amenities: Car wash facilities onsite at the Carriage House, free WiFi and self parking, fitness center, two restaurants (The Glen and The Tavern), business center

Make your room reservations by Tuesday, May 13 to ensure that you get a room at the discounted rate.

 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

Friday, June 3 (evening)

Euroclassics Porsche, Midlothian

  • Open house with refreshments (Hang out & kick the tires)
  • Tech sessions by Euroclassics service staff & Joel Dryden of Flawless Finish Auto Detail Salon

Stonehenge Golf and Country Club, Richmond

  • Social & dinner

Saturday, June 4

Wyndham Virginia Crossings, Glen Allen

  • Tops-only concours
  • People's choice car show
  • Porsche corral
  • "Cafë Carrera": Grab-and-go lunch buffet, served onsite in The Tavern
  • Kinder Korner: Rest station for kids and kids at heart
  • Gimmick rally/fun run: Scenic drive on country roads to The Meadow in Doswell, for a tour of Triple Crown winner Secretariat's birthplace
  • Awards banquet with guest speaker Michael Keyser

Sunday, June 5

Richmond International Raceway (RIR), Richmond

  • Autocross in large parking lot on grounds
  • Lunch onsite

Click here for page 1 of the 2016 RPM brochure and click here for page 2. These are big images, so you may have to scroll to see the whole thing.

For updates and additional details continue to check here. Questions? Contact Sherry Westfall at (434) 295-3955 or (434) 249-2877 (cell) or vscapes@cstone.net.


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Potomac Region's 2016 DEs and HPDCs:

The PCA Potomac Founders' Region will open up all of its 2016 DE events for registration on January 31. To see the list of events and to register via MotorsportReg.com, click here. Particularly popular is their Labor Day Weekend (September 2–4) DE at VIR.

This list also includes two High Performance Driving Clinics (HPDCs) on March 13 and September 10. HPDC can be the single best day you'll have in your car, with emphasis on awareness and car control in a safely controlled environment and with an instructor in the car. HPDCs are for students who have zero or little performance driving experience (DE, HPDC, PDX, autocross, competition drag racing, etc.). Because HPDC is one way to qualify to drive in Potomac DE events, those with ZERO performance driving experience will be given preference. Sign up early. Their HPDCs usually sell out more than a month in advance and have long wait lists.


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Bill Speidell at the 2015 FSR Fall HPDE
First Settlers Region's 2016 HPDEs:

The First Settlers Region Spring 2016 HPDE on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 at the new Dominion Raceway in Thornburg, VA was CANCELED because the track wasn't ready on time.

The First Settlers Region Summer 2016 HPDE will be held on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10 at the new Dominion Raceway in Woodford, VA. To register for the Summer HPDE via MotorsportReg.com, click here.

The First Settlers Region Fall 2016 HPDE will be held Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18 at VIR (on the North Course on Friday, and on the South Course on Saturday and Sunday). To register for the Fall HPDE via MotorsportReg.com, click here.

Are you new to DE and on the fence about whether Driver's Education is for you? Sign up for their Intro to HPDE available during all three HPDEs listed above. For a $50 fee, they will get you out on the track in your car with an instructor for a single session mid-day on Saturday. Standard DE safety requirements apply, so you will need as a minimum a Snell SA 2010 rated helmet. FSR has a few loaners available, so please email the registrar before you sign up if you'd like to borrow one. FSR welcomes the BMWCCA and other car clubs to their "Intro to HPDE" event. Register using the MotorsportReg.com links above.


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